AUTONOMOUS MOBILE ROBOTS & LOGISTICS CONFERENCE AGENDA


Agenda subject to change.

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  1. SHOW ALL
  2. DAY 1
  3. DAY 2
  4. DAY 3

Day 1 - Tuesday, October 12, 2021

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM CT Registration & Breakfast
8:30AM - 8:45 AM CT Opening Remarks
 

EXHIBITS OPEN 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM CT  Mobility + Manipulation = A New Generation of Warehouse Robots
Kevin Blankespoor, Senior Vice President and General Manager - Warehouse Robotics, Boston Dynamics
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM CT

BREAK

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT

EXECUTIVE ROUNDTABLE

Smart Logistics and the Distribution Center of the Future
Walter Buga, Arendai
Renu Navale, Intel
Firdaus Pohowalla, Cascasdia Capital
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CT Keys to Successful AMR Deployments
Matt Charles, Mobile Industrial Robots
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM CT You Have All These New Robots. Who’s Going to Run Them? 
Creating A Talent Pipeline For This Coming Wave of Technology

Erik Nieves, Plus One Robotics
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CT

LUNCH & EXHIBITS

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM CT Turning Fixed into Flexible: Examples of How Workers Use AMRs to Save Time and Transform their Operation
Jason Walker, Waypoint Robotics
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM CT Maximizing Supply Chain Through Automation
Jett Chitanand, Locus Robotics
Brian Bruce, Siemens
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM CT

BREAK

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM CT From a Pilot Project to a Fully Functional Roll Out: Myths About a Successful AMR Integration
Parker Conroy, OMRON
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM CT Beyond the Robots: The Keys to Building a Successful Supply Chain
Jeff Christensen, Seegrid
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM CT

BREAK

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CT

KEYNOTE ROUNDTABLE

Advancing Innovations in the New World of Logistics
Rebecca Yeung, VP of Advanced Technology & Innovation, FedEx
Joe Stephens, Senior VP of Global Planning, Engineering, and Technology, FedEx
Sev McMurty, Vice President Operations and Service Support and Chief Transformation Executive, FedEx
Steve Myers, Senior Vice President, FedEx Ground Operations
Tracci Schultz, Senior Vice President, Strategic Operations, FedEx Freight
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM CT

RECEPTION & EXHIBITS

Day 2 - Wednesday, October 13, 2021

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM CT Registration & Breakfast
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM CT Opening Remarks
 

EXHIBITS OPEN 8:30 AM - 6:45 PM

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM CT Easy AMR deployments in not-so-easy environments
Melonee Wise, CEO, Fetch Robotics
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM CT

BREAK

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT

ROUNDTABLE

Interoperability for AMRs: Exploring the Path Forward
Aaron Prather, FedEx
Florian Pestoni, InOrbit
Daniel Theobald, Vecna Robotics
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CT Last Mile Logistics? Don't Ignore the First Mile
Matt Rendall, OTTO Motors
11:30 AM - 12:OO PM CT True Total Cost of AMR Ownership
Franz Humer, Agilox
Noon - 1:30 PM CT

LUNCH & EXHIBITS

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM CT A Look at R15.08: The New Industrial Mobile Robot Safety Standard
Carole Franklin, Association for Advancing Automation
Benefitting from Standard End of Arm Tooling Components for Your Unstructured Gripping Tasks
Thomas Reek, SCHUNK
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM CT TBA TBA
Universal Robots
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM CT How Laser Guided Vehicles Solve Internal Logistic Problems
Marco Majoli, Robopac
Safety And Performance For A World In Motion
Scott Gurley, Foot Master
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM CT

BREAK

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM CT TBA
HYSTER
Scaling Your Logistics Robotic Solution: The Art of Manufacturing
Matt Wicks, Celestica
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM CT Discovering AMR Implementation In Large Scale: Value of Fully Integrated Material Flow
Samil Ozden, Milvus Robotics
Automation to Transformation: Scaling Dexterous Robots to the Next Level
Samir Menon, Dexterity
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM CT Mobile Robot Application Considerations for Integrators and End-Users
Denise Ebenhoech, Kuka

ROUNDTABLE

Choosing the Right Technology Strategy for Warehouse Automation
Oli Qirko, Cambridge Consultants
Bill Boer, Dematic
4:45 PM - 5:15 PM CT Mistakes to Avoid When Investing in Mobile Robot Technology
David Béguin, Bluebotics
5:15 PM - 6:45 PM CT

RECEPTION & EXHIBITS

Day 3 - Thursday, October 14, 2021

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT
(bus departs every 30 minutes)

Optional FedEx Tours Available
Get a Virtual Tour of the FedEx Express World Hub with guides (8 AM to 11 AM) right at the convention center. Visit FedEx’s DART facility (9 AM to 11 AM) where you’ll observe the ARM Institute’s AMR Interoperability project.
Buses go back to the pick-up point or to the airport.

Space on the optional tours is limited and subject to FedEx approval.


Agenda subject to change.

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